Each year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) declares February National Heart Month in the UK with the aim of raising awareness about cardiovascular and circulatory conditions as well as keeping healthy.
Currently, there are around 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases and 1 in 2 of us will experience a heart or circulatory condition during our lifetime.
Making small changes to your daily routine can dramatically improve your heart health, helping to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory related conditions in the long run, such as stroke, vascular dementia or heart disease.
Having a healthy heart is crucial to overall wellbeing and vitality, and when you feel better you look better! To help you along the way, we’ve put together our top three actions for you to achieve a healthier heart.
Boost Collagen & Circulation
We all know exercise is good for you but it doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym excessively. Exercise comes in many forms - from taking a brisk walk at lunch times to low-impact cardio and dancing in your bedroom, getting your heart pumping will deliver oxygenated blood and key nutrients to your skin and muscles. Not only that, a pumped up heart is also responsible for improved circulation and carries away waste products that contain free radicals from the skin’s cells which can cause signs of ageing. Thanks to a little exercise your healthier heart can keep heart disease at bay while helping to get the glow post-work-out and beyond.
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Stress can cause high blood pressure and contribute to cardiovascular disease. It can also affect blood flow which may lead to skin irritations and hair loss. By embracing any form of movement, even just some gentle stretching or walking, your heart pumps blood around your body and muscles to help alleviate stress for better health all round. You’ll also feel more relaxed which can in turn improve sleeping patterns, so when you awake your body feels re-energised and restored and you look bright eyed and bushy tailed.
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Eat your way to a better heart and all over body health with a balanced diet. Nutrients from certain foods can help to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure while helping to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. The ones to pop on your shopping list are fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna alongside nuts, seeds, berries, leafy greens, carrots, peppers and sweet potatoes. Add dark chocolate into the mix for an indulgent treat. This delectable delight is full of antioxidants that lowers the risk of heart disease while helping to boost skin’s moisture levels, reduce wrinkles and even safeguarding skin from the sun.
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